East Hampton Town police have asked for the public’s help in tracking down a man suspected in a possible abduction attempt of a local boy.
A 13-year-old Springs School student walking home last Thursday at about 3:30 p.m. after being dropped off by a school bus told police he had been approached on Springs-Fireplace Road near Teak Lane in Springs by a man driving a white sedan.
The car pulled up alongside him, the youth told police, and the driver asked if he wanted a ride home. He declined, but the man persisted, asking him several times to get in the car. Finally he drove off.
The boy described him as an older man of heavy-set build, white, with gray hair and a mustache. He was not wearing a shirt, according to the youth.
Police sent out an alert on Friday. “We’re still looking to the vigilance of the public,” Capt. Chris Anderson said yesterday. Anyone with information has been asked to call 537-7575. “We are investigating all leads,” the captain said.